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Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions I get asked the most and their comprehensive answers.

If you are a beginner to investing, these are some questions you may have as well.

  • What's the best investment for beginners?
    There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best investment for beginners depends on their individual goals and risk tolerance. However, many experts recommend starting with low-cost index funds or ETFs.
  • How should a beginner start investing?
    You need to know your purpose of investing. Why are you doing it and for what reasons?. Once considered you can think about your type of investor; actively trading or passively investing, and then think about your strategy and the risk you’re willing to take.
  • How to invest as a beginner?
    Open a brokerage account either with your bank or a preferred solution in your country. You can always google “Brokerage account in [country]” and get a list. To get you started check out: US: Charles Schwab, eTrade and WeBull Australia: eToro and Interactive Brokers. Europe: eToro and Degiro
  • What should I invest $1000 in?
    Consider investing in a low-cost index fund or ETF. The more in doubt of where you want to invest it, the better it is to choose a broad index or ETF that can help you get started.
  • What can I invest in to make money fast?
    High potential returns follow high risk. If you want to make money fast in the stock market, you need to be okay with taking on very high risk and expect that you can also lose your money. A rule of thumb is that the higher risk you’re taking, the more you should know what you’re doing. So if you’re investing in cryptocurrencies or niche growth stocks, you need to know what they’re about, how their business works, what’s behind it etc. Again, the best strategy for making money in the stock market is to be patient about it, and follow it with a diversified strategy. Remember that on average: The common investor makes around ~4% in return per year. The general stock market gives ~9% in return per year. The very best investors make ~15% in return per year. Be very cautious of "get rich quick" schemes and people trying to convince you that you can “make 15% per month”. If anyone could do that, they would be the richest person in the world within a few years.
  • How much money should you invest first?
    You don’t need $10.000 to start, what you need is a monthly amount that makes sense to you whether that is $200 or $2000. Consider how often you can invest your money, if you have lower amounts since a lot of it can then be paid in commission fees. It depends on individual circumstances and goals, but generally starting small and gradually increasing investments over time is a good approach.
  • Can I start investing with little money?
    Yes, many brokerages allow for small initial investments and there are low-cost investment options available. There’s also a growing amount of new brokerage accounts, where you can invest in fractions meaning 0.1 or 0.2 of a share. That way you can get started from $10.
  • What should I invest in right now?
    It's important to do your own research and make informed investment decisions based on your individual circumstances and goals.
  • How to invest $1,000 pounds?
    The steps for investing in the UK are similar to those in the US. Consider opening a brokerage account and investing in low-cost index funds or individual stocks.
  • How much should a beginner invest in stocks?
    This depends on individual circumstances and goals, but generally starting with a small investment and gradually increasing over time is a good approach.
  • How can a beginner invest in stocks with little money?
    Consider investing in low-cost index funds or fractional shares of individual stocks.
  • How often should I check my investments?
    It's important to keep an eye on your investments, but you don't need to check them every day. Many experts recommend checking your investments no more than once a month.
  • Can I invest in McDonald's?
    Yes, McDonald's is a publicly-traded company and can be invested in by buying shares.
  • How much is $500 a month for 20 years?
    This would be a total investment of $120,000 over 20 years. If invested diversified to follow the market, the potential average return of 9% would give you $334.000, although there can never be a guarantee of any returns in the stock market.
  • How much do I need to invest every month?
    This depends on individual circumstances and goals. Consider setting a budget and determining how much you can afford to invest each month. Like explained above, this can be $200 or $2000 depending on your budget.
  • How much will I have if I invest $500 a month?
    If invested diversified to follow the market, the potential average return of 9% would give you $334.000, although there can never be a guarantee of any returns in the stock market. It will always depend on the rate of return on your investments. Use a compound interest calculator to estimate potential returns.
  • What investments should I avoid?
    Generally, it's best to avoid high-risk investments, investments that promise quick returns with little risk and investments that you do not understand.
  • Is Bitcoin a good investment?
    This is a highly debated topic and depends on individual opinions and goals. It's important to do your own research and understand the risks involved.
  • Can you get rich by investing?
    Investing can help build wealth over time, but it's important to have realistic expectations and make informed investment decisions.
  • Can I start investing with a small amount of money?
    Yes, you can start investing with a small amount of money. In fact, it's recommended that beginners start with a small amount that they're comfortable with and gradually increase the amount over time.
  • How much should I invest?
    The amount you should invest depends on your individual financial situation and goals. However, a good rule of thumb is to save and invest at least 10% to 15% of your income each year.
  • What are the 3 best investments?
    There’s no such thing as a “best investment” since no one knows what will be generating a return in the future. Generally the best option you have, is to follow the overall broad market since it’s been giving an average 9% return per year over the last 150 years. You can do this through broad index funds or ETFs. The key is to be diversified, patient and stay in the market for many years.

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